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Pep Guardiola says David Silva is injured, doubtful for weekend Premier League match

Oh, not an injury already...

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Manchester City's 4-0 victory in the Champions League group stage opener against Borussia Mönchengladbach was certainly great, but there were bad news coming out of it.

City manager Pep Guardiola was asked about the absence of midfielder David Silva, who had been named in the starting lineup on Tuesday but was taken out of the match squad entirely after a rain delay postponed the game for Wednesday night. And the reason is not good:

"For him, it is not a big problem but enough for him not to play. I don’t know if he will be in time to play against Bournemouth but hopefully, against Swansea he will be ready."


Reports from England say that Silva suffered a hamstring strain during Wednesday morning's training session prior to the Gladbach match, and while it is only a minor problem, he wasn't used against the German side and will probably stay out of Saturday's Premier League game against Bournemouth. There is a League Cup encounter with Swansea City in a week's time, and the Spaniard might be back in that match, according to Guardiola.

Hopefully it isn't a serious injury and Pep is just being very cautious with Silva, who has played exceptional football in the early stages of the season.